A national network of funders supporting strategic, innovative, and effective solutions to homelessness

For Grantseekers

As part of our commitment to effective philanthropy, Funders Together promotes innovative collaborations between funders and service providers.

Although we do not award grants, we are supportive of nonprofits that work to solve homelessness, and would like to be helpful in your search for funding.

We encourage you to check out the Foundation Center as a first step in your process. Among its many useful resources, the Foundation Center offers a comprehensive directory of foundations, a guide to identifying potential funding opportunities, and workshops for grantseekers.

For more information on obtaining grants, we recommend the following sources:

Charity Channel Grants and Foundations Review  Charity Channel’s “Grants and Foundations Review” provides you with the latest insights of experts in grantseeking.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy  The Chronicle connects nonprofit organizations with “news, jobs, and ideas” and its “fundraising” section provides a wealth of news items about the world of fundraising.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services  CompassPoint offers support to nonprofit organizations and its workshops, coaching, consulting, and research span a wide range of topics, including fundraising.

Council on Foundations  COF’s website provides a useful window into the field of philanthropy

GlobalGiving  A charity fundraising website, Global Giving enables nonprofits to seek funds in a straightforward, online market

Grants.gov  This government-managed resource makes finding and applying for federal grants simple.

The Grantsmanship Center  The Grantmanship Center specializes in training nonprofit organizations in search of grants. The Center offers workshops, video guides, consulting, and more.

Guidestar  Guidestar collects and shares information about nonprofit organizations. Guidestar allows you to learn about the operations of other nonprofits, including foundations. And, by sharing your nonprofit’s information with Guidestar, you improve potential funders’ understanding of your work and mission.

United Way  United Way is one of the foremost organizations harnessing philanthropy to effect positive, social change.


We joined Funders Together because we believe in the power of philanthropy to play a major role in ending homelessness, and we know we have much to learn from funders across the country.

-Christine Marge, Director of Housing and Financial Stability at United Way of Greater Los Angeles

I am thankful for the local partnerships here in the Pacific Northwest that we’ve been able to create and nurture thanks to the work of Funders Together. Having so many of the right players at the table makes our conversations – and all of our efforts – all the richer and more effective.

-David Wertheimer, Deputy Director at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom. The cause may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, in a lack of education and training, in a lack of medical care and housing, in a lack of decent communities in which to live and bring up their children.

-President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964 State of the Union Address

Funders Together has given me a platform to engage the other funders in my community. Our local funding community has improved greatly to support housing first models and align of resources towards ending homelessness.

-Leslie Strnisha, Vice President at Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland

Our family foundation convenes local funders and key community stakeholders around strategies to end homelessness in Houston. Funders Together members have been invaluable mentors to us in this effort, traveling to our community to share their expertise and examples of best practices from around the nation.

-Nancy Frees Fountain, Managing Director at The Frees Foundation

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